Manitoba Post Articles

Health facilities across province get upgrades

A much needed upgrade to health facilities across the province was announced with an investment of approximately $9.7 million spread across 13 new projects.

Several of the projects include work to improve fire safety and sprinkler systems in personal care homes and health-care facilities, as well as upgrades to emergency medical service (ambulance) facilities. Work will begin once the projects are publicly tendered and awarded. For a full list of projects visit

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Manitoba Premier issues statement on tentative trade deal

Premier Brain Pallister issues statement on the new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada. "We congratulate the federal government on achieving a tentative new trade deal with the United States and Mexico. Manitoba deeply values its trading relationships. We have been a leader in encouraging and engaging with other jurisdictions on free trade issues.”

“Manitobans understand the importance of free and open trade, and the opportunities it brings to businesses and communities in our province. We look forward to reviewing the details of the agreement."

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Winnipeg ordained Priest charged for sexual assault of a youth in the 80s

Police have arrested and charged an ordained priest for sexual assault of a youth that occurred in the 80's. Police said in the spring of this year the Child Abuse Unit began an investigation into allegations of sexual assault. The victim, an adult male, disclosed a series of sexual assaults occurring between 1982 and 1988 in Winnipeg while he was a resident student at the St. Boniface Minor Seminary. The victim was a youth at the time of the offences. On October 3rd a 70-year-old man was arrested. Police have confirmed the man was functioning as an ordained priest holding various positions within the Archdiocese of St. Boniface at the time of the offences. Roland Lanoie has been charged with Sexual Assault x 4 and Indecent Assault.

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Winnipeg's AIR1 helps arrest nine people

The month of October is only at the half-way point and AIR1 has helped capture nine people. Police said on Thanksgiving weekend AIR1 helped with the arrests of 9 people for their involvement with four different stolen vehicles. Each vehicle was recovered and three of these incidents occurred within just 45 minutes. Winnipeg Police have provided us an inside look at AIR1 in action, watch at

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Traffic stop leads to recovery of stolen goods

Several snowmobiles, a trailer, an outboard motor and a skid steer were recovered by police after they spotted a stolen trailer on highway 59 during a traffic stop. On October 11, RCMP received a report of the stolen trailer from the Lac du Bonnet area. They located it driving on highway 59 and arrested two men at the scene. 49-year-old Neigel Ryan Noel and 40-year-old Cory John Oger of Winnipeg are charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Break-in Instruments. Neigel Noel was also found to have four outstanding warrants.

Drugs, cash & guns seized from Flin Flon home

RCMP recently executed a search warrant in Flin Flon that led to a major find of drugs, cash and weapons. Police said on September 26th the searach warrant was executed at a home on Princess Boulevard in Flin Flon. Police seized the following items from the residence:

  • over 3 kgs of cannabis,
  • over 3 kgs of cannabis-infused edible products
  • over 3 kgs of cannabis-infused jam
  • 12 long-barreled firearms
  • a large sum of Canadian currency

Mounties arrested 36-year-old Andrew Lyle Wotton at the scene.

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Minimum wage is going up

Minimum wage went up by 20 cents to $11.35 on October 1, 2018. The adjustment is based on Manitoba’s 2017 inflation rate of 1.6 per cent and rounding up to the nearest five cents.

Information on the minimum wage and other employment standards is available at

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Manitoba small business optimism sees slight decline in September

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business released its latest monthly Business Barometer, which reveals optimism among Manitoba’s small business owners declined slightly in September to 61.1, down from 62.4 in August. It is now just below the national average index of 61.4.

“Manitoba's small business optimism inched slightly backwards in September, with the index sliding down about one point to 61.1. More respondents are now planning to layoff staff (14%) than to hire (11%),” said Jonathan Alward, CFIB’s Director of Provincial Affairs for Manitoba. “However, the state-of-business indicator improved slightly with 43 per cent of owners saying their businesses are in good shape, while just 6 per cent reported that their firms are in poor shape.”

Nationally, small business confidence held steady in September at an index of 61.4, almost identical to the 61.6 posted in August.

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Maple Bus Lines announces new Northern Manitoba bus service

Greyhound service to Northern Manitoba communities will come to an end soon, however, a Manitoba company has stepped-up to offer bus service.

Thursday Maple Bus Lines long-haul transportation announced they will fill the Greyhound gap between Winnipeg and Thompson.

The Round trip between Thompson to Winnipeg will run Sunday through Friday. The Round trip between Cross Lake to Thompson runs Sunday through Thursday. Maple Bus Lines also said they will introduce more new routes, that include routes between The Pas and Winnipeg starting early 2019. Stops will include all communities along the way.



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